LAHORE, Dec 31 (APP):Pakistan Judo Federation with the support of Pakistan Sports Board and Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination participated in many International events in 2018 and secured two Gold, five Silver, six Bronze Medals in the international judo events abroad.Besides winning that number of medals PJF participated in seminars
as well as also ensured the participation of its martial art players
in International training camps.
“Year 2018 has been a very successful year for judo as our judokas struck fine performance which validates the point that judo is at a rise in Pakistan,” said a spokesman of PJF here on Monday.
Giving details of participation of judo players in the events abroad, he said one Judoka got training in International Judo Training Camp held in January in Tokyo Japan. Two Officials Participated in IJF Referee Seminar held in January 2018 at Abu Dhabi, UAE. One player got two months IJF Judo Training for Olympics 2020 held at Budapest Hungary. One player participated in Judo Union of Asia Cadet & Junior Asian Judo Cup held at Uzbekistan in April as well as got 15 days
advance training in International Camp. As many as thirteen officials
and three players officials participated in 8th South Asian Senior
Judo C’ship-2018 held from 19thto 24thApril 2018 in Nepal. Pak Judo
Team got 2 gold 4 Silver and 4 Bronze Medals. Two Judokas and one
Official participated in 12th Asian Cadet & 19th Junior Judo
Championship 8thheld in May, in Lebanon.
One player participated in Cadet Asian Judo Championship held
in June 2018 as well as got 15 days training in Kyrgyzstan and won
bronze medal.
One Judoka participated in Asian Cup Cadet & Junior held in
July 2018 as well as got 3 days Advance Training, Hong Kong and got
silver medal, first time in the history of Pak Judo .One Judoka participated in Asian Cup Cadet & Junior held in July 2018, at Macau and got bronze medal, Two players participated in Asian Games
held in August 2018 at Jakarta, Indonesia.
“President and Vice President of PJF participated in IJF Congress
and International Gender equity Seminar held in September 2018 at Azerbaijan,” he said.
Two players and one official participated in World Senior Judo Championship 2018, held in September at Azerbaijan.
“World Judo Day celebrated by Pakistan Judo Federation as well
by its all affiliated Units on 28th October 2018 by organizing events
in their concern areas,” said the spokesman.
Moreover, Common wealth Cadet , Junior, Senior Judo Championships
were held in India and the Election of Commonwealth Judo Association
held in Jaipur, India but Pakistan team as well the officials of the
PJF were not issue visas.
“Furthermore, owing to financial problems Pakistan Judo Team did
not participate in Judo Grand Slam, held in UAE and Judo Grand Slam
held in Japan,” he said.
He said Pakistan will participate in Asian Senior Judo Championship
to be held in April in Abu Dhabi and World Judo Championship to be held
in August 2019 in Japan.
He said that 2019 will be very busy year for PJF as we will
participate in a number of International events.
In year 2019, PJF will organize Inter-departmental and referees
and Judges Courses as well as National Senior Men & Women Judo
Championship in March 2019 at Quetta.
“Pakistan Judo Federation is very grateful to Ministry of IPC
and Pakistan Sports Board for their continuous cooperation and support.
As a result Pakistan got 11thposition at Asian Level and 2nd position
at South Asian Level in Judo,” he said.